The LA Opera is performing Wagner's Ring Cycle. This week, we'll visit the orchestra musicians backstage and find out what they eat when playing over 17 hours of opera over 4 days. Jonathan Gold takes us to Roy Choi's new restaurant, Chego. Sun Chips recently unveiled a compostable bag. Brand manager Jennifer Saenz explains what it's made of and what to do with it. Karen Higgins of the LA Department of Sanitation weighs in on what bin the bag should go in. Ernie Whalley is a professional wine writer who sometimes tastes more than 150 wines in one sitting. He tells us how its done. What's the etiquette behind bringing your own food to the movie theater? Helena Echlin of Chow.com sorts our the dos and don'ts of eating at the movies. Allison Costa has some great restaurant suggestions for Ventura County. Plus, host Evan Kleiman tastes specialty vinegars with Phil Brooks of We Olive. And Sauce on Hampton's Sassan Rostamian shows off Pakistani mulberries.
Compostable Disposables; Pakistani Mulberries; Tasting Wine; Movie Theater Food
From this Episode:
Jennifer Saenz is a brand manager with Sun Chips , part of Frito Lay. Sun Chips unveiled a new compostable bag made from polylactic acid, a polymer made from plants. The...
Movie Theater Snacks
Helena Echlin writes the Table Manners column for Chow.com . She sometimes brings her own food into movie theaters, but argues that it's important to pay attention to the...
Road Trip to Ventura
Allison Costa is a food blogger and restaurant critic for the Ventura County Reporter .
Jonathan Gold is the Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer for the LA Weekly . This week he reviews Chego , Roy Choi's new brick-and-mortar restaurant. Roy is the...
Sassan Rostamian is the chef/owner at Sauce on Hampton in Venice. He loves Pakistani mulberries and uses them as a topping for ice cream. Trim the top of the fruit and...
We Olive Vinegars
Debby and Phil Brooks own We Olive in Long Beach. They sell olive oil, vinegar and other specialty products. Phil did a vinegar tasting with Evan and they sampled the...
Notes from a Professional Wine Taster
Ernie Whalley is a wine, food and travel writer living in Dublin. His blog is Fork n' Cork . He writes a column for The Sunday Independent and The Evening Herald .